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True Tales: Price Corrections

BY THE INSTORE TEAM

Published in the February 2013 issue.

We had a gentlemen come in with a Movado Museum watch in the box. He said it did not work. I smiled and said that it was probably the battery. Sure enough, the battery had been replaced over two years ago! I brought the watch back out front and said, “Wow, you got two years out of that battery,” thinking that he would be at least a bit grateful. Instead, he said, “I only wore it a few times!” Then went on to tell me that he will never shop in my store again. — Karen Fitzpatrick, Harris Jewelers, Rio Rancho, NM

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